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d e s t in a t io n s p o t li g h t – o n t a r io anchor stores and more than 200 specialty The locale that fi rst comes to mind sizes and customer needs. shops. And, of course, what meeting destiwhen you read Ontario above may have Ontario is also an easy destination nation would be complete without a stable been that of the eastern province of to get to, no matter where your attendof fine restaurants – many of which are just our neighbor to the north, but southern ees are coming from. The LA/Ontario a short walk from the Ontario Convention California’s central city will tell you that International Airport feeds over 250 Center and its surrounding hotels. it shouldn’t be. Conveniently located fl ights a day, servicing more the seven between Los Angeles and million passengers annuPalm Springs, Ontario, ally. And better yet, the California, is self-billed convention center is just Like many California cities, Ontario was built thanks as, “The Center of It All.” a couple of blocks from Like many California the airport, and most surto its fertile ground, providing the bounty from cities, Ontario was built rounding hotels offer a free thanks to its fertile shuttle to their properties, oranges, olives, vineyards and dairies to sustain its grounds, providing the making it even easier to bounty from oranges, get right down to business early residents. In fact, California’s oldest vineyard olives, vineyards and upon arrival. dairies to sustain its If your attendees are a bit lies in Ontario’s Cucamonga Valley, not that famous early residents. In fact, closer and will be coming in California’s oldest vinevia ground transportation, valley to the north, dating all the way back to 1839. yard lies in Ontario’s Ontario is located at the Cucamonga Valley, not confluence of three major Speaking of the Ontario Convention that famous valley to the north, dating highways. Interstates 10 and 15 intersect Center, with 225,000 square feet of flexall the way back to 1839. just east of the city, and serve as central ible meeting space, and the latest techSince then, the city has taken adarteries for both north/south and east/ nologies supported like Wi-Fi, DS3, VOIP, vantage of its central location to bewest travelers. Web 2.0, etc., the Ontario Convention come one of the fastest growing regions Perhaps that is why the city motto is, Center is an easy host for meetings of all in the nation. Now boasting more than ”The Gateway to Southern California.”● 170,000 residents, and growing, Ontario is less than an hour’s travel to alpine snow skiing, surfi ng the Pacific, a visit with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, or PRODUCERS OF FAMOUS a stroll on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, GRABER OLIVES SINCE 1894 and the countless other activities that the Los Angeles region has to offer. Enjoy visiting and shopping at the Of couse, all the usual fare you would historic Olive House. Send or call for our expect from a top-notch meeting destiFREE catalog of Specialty Foods and Gifts. nation is there as well. If golf is on your attendees’ radar screens, Creekside and Whispering Lakes golf courses can fulfill the need. Ontario Mills can satisfy even We ship for you 315 E. 4th St., Ontario, CA 91764 Open daily except holidays (1½ blks east of Euclid) the most selective of shoppers, with 23 (909) 983-1761 FAX (909) 984-2180 web site: 361092_GraberOliveHouse.indd 1 MPINCCperspective | VOL. 26, NO. 4 | 29 1/7/08 10:46:04 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - February 2008

MPI Perspectives - February 2008
President's Message
Bulding Relationships for Work
Principles of a Professional
Love Alliances, Hate Negotiations
The Lost Office Relationships
My MPI - Paula Higgins
Member Pearls
Green Meetings
Chapter Chatter
Join the Ranks - Become a CMP
Destination Spotlight - Ontario, California
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - February 2008